PAL's Boeing 777 makes inaugural landing in Los Angeles

AviationUpdatesPH.com – On May 3, 2014, Philippine Airlines (PAL) marked a significant milestone with the inaugural landing of its first Boeing 777-300ER flight in Los Angeles. This event is a part of their strategic plan to deploy all Boeing 777s to the United States. 

As reported earlier, the shift to the more fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER planes is expected to result in substantial savings for the flag carrier. The airline estimates an annual saving of $160 million.

Prior to this, the airline operated their Boeing 747-400 to Los Angeles, a model often referred to as "gas guzzlers" by aviation enthusiasts.

Currently, PAL operates 11 weekly flights to Los Angeles. Of these, 7 weekly flights will be serviced by their Boeing 777s, while the remaining 4 weekly flights will continue to be operated by their Airbus A340-300.